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in kuala lumpur, malaysia. will, any reason for the addition of the third ship? >> reporter: hey, guys. no reason has been given to why there are three ships in the bay of bengal. keep in mind, these were ships not involved in the search off western australia. this is the bangladeshi military to send ships in the area. one ship has the side-scan sonar technology to scan the floor to see if it can find the trace of debris. that's important. the water in this area is not as deep as it is off western australia. these ships, according to the officials here in malaysia, should have the tools capable to scan the surface and see if there is debris floating. unlikely considering we're in week nine here. also, there is the side-scan sonar to put to work as well. the tone that we're hearing here in kuala lumpur is that for now, they will wait and see what the ships in bangladesh find before making a decision to divert additional resources which would be expensive and take away time from the primary search area off western australia. >> i have to think this is a topic of conversation on monday wi
assistance from u.s. and nato forces. >>> malaysia airlines reached out to grieving families of flight 370. according to a statement relatives will be getting some degree of financial compensation. it doesn't mean they can't claim compensation later. according to a report it took malaysia airlines controllers 17 minutes to realise that the tlight vanished from radar screens. >>> a virus that ipp fected nearly 370 people in saudi arabia is confirmed in indiana. middle east respiratory syndrome was discovered two years ago. last month alone there was a jump in the number of new cases in the middle east. the c d.c. says it was a mart of time before it reached u.s. shores. >> health care officials scrambled to track down people who travelled the same route as a man who, according to the c d.c. tested positive to the virus. the patient was a health care work are who returned it saudi arabia. he left riyadh on april 24th and finally landed in chicago. he took a because to indiana, he fell sick and ended up in the hospital. a deadly virus hit the health care industry hard. fatality rates are high
're getting new details in the search for malaysia flight 370 where the bluefin underwater search device has just wrapped up its 18th mission without finding any, any debris. we're learning this isn't the end of its deployment, though. anna is joining us from perth, australia. what can you tell us, anna? >> reporter: wolf, far from the end of this search, if anything, it's just gearing up. as you say, the 18th mission has completed with no sign of debris from mh-370. now, we know that the "ocean shield" will be coming back to port here in perth in the next few days to restock and refuel before heading back out. we know that the search is heading into a new phase, which will cover an area of some 20,000 square miles north to where they have been searching. we believe that this will take, according to authorities, between eight months to a year to cover this entire area. but as far as authorities are concerned, they are meeting in kambra and we'll be there to tell you what happens. >> anna coren in perth for us. let's bring in miles o'brien and cnn's richard quest. what do you make of the meet
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to the search for flight 370. just hours ago, we learned malaysia is considering sending a ship to the bay of bengal. >> authorities have repeatedly dismissed claims by this australian company that it might have discovered the plane's wreckage, but during a news conference, officials were grilled about the bay of bengal theory and the report of the plane's disappearance. will ripley has the details. >> reporter: the first time officials are answering tough questions about the report that shows hours were lost with confusion and delays after flight 370 disappeared. they're also dismissing reports of possible wreckage thousands of miles from western australia. new this morning, officials are dismissing claims by a private company -- several thousand miles from the search zone. >> many days in the past have proven to be negative and this is similar to what we have done before. >> breaking overnight, news of a meeting between australia, china and malaysia. >> tightly committed as to find flight 370. >> the next step, a daunting deep sea search, 8 to 12 miles, an estimated $60 million joining t
have some new developments on the disappearance of malaysia flight 370. a preliminary report has now been made public and it's raising some questions about why it took officials so long to realize there was a problem with the flight. nbc's tom costello has covered this investigation from the very beginning. tom, good morning. >> hi, savannah. this is the report, it's only five pages long. it provides the timeline showing big delays, about how long it took to actually order a search. and for the first time we're hearing the voices from the cockpit crew. just released, the audio recordings of the flight 370 cockpit crew talking to malaysian controllers. >> 370, contact lumpur radar. >> reporter: nothing sounds amiss. even the last call between controllers and the voice believed to be that of the capta capta captain at 1:19 a.m., routine. >> malaysian 370. >> malaysian 370, contact ho chi minh. >> reporter: but something did suddenly go wrong. the plane went off radar. but it wasn't for another 17 minutes that vietnamese controllers reported the plane had not checked in. and another fou
of experts done here in malaysia has led them to the plane that absolutely at least or as far as their best educated guess is in the southern indian ocean when weeks in we still don't have a single piece of debris. >> let's ask peter about it. why are malaysian officials so sure? >> well, i think everything that they have, and granted, it's not a great deal, i mean, they've got the handshakes and the radar that shows the plane starting to head in that direction. and that's what they've got. and their best guess, their best estimates, are it's off of perth. now, they are going to bring in a new group and look at this data and see if they come up with the same solution. in terms of the bay of bengal, i mean, when i helped investigate twa flight 800, we had numerous claims that it was, you know, electromagnetic, that it was space junk, that it was a missile. we investigated all of them. and at this point unfortunately we're obligated to do that on malaysian flight 370. >> back to will for just a second and i want to focus a little bit more on this preliminary report that was released yesterday
their long- term plan to find the missing malaysia airlines plane. as cbs reporter susan mcginnis tells us, the meeting comes amid a new revelation that air traffic controllers wasted time the day the plane disappeared. >>> reporter: nearly 8 weeks into the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370, officials from malaysia, australia and france are vowing to press ahead to find the plane. >> i'm quietly confident that we are on the right track. >> reporter: while the aerial hunt was called off earlier this week, authorities plan to expand the under water hunt for the aircraft. australian officials, though, express doubts today that an unmanned u.s. navy submersible that's been scanning a remote part of the indian ocean would find any wreckage. >> i must say, the chances of finding it i think the probability is lower than it was when we started the search. >> reporter: on thursday, malaysian officials released a preliminary report. the five-page document confirmed radar tracked the plane as it turned west but that air traffic controllers did not realize the boeing 777 was missing unti
and pro-russian insurgents. >>> as new questions are raised about the search for malaysia flight 370 officials warn the chances of locating the missing jet are slipping away. >> it's smaller than it was when we started the search. >>> and rob ford heads to rehab. the toronto mayor comes to the u.s. for help after a new video searches allegedly showing him smoking crack. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, may 2nd, 2014. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm wendy gillette in for anne-marie green. this morning an escalation of the fighting in ukraine. it appears ukrainian military has launched a major assault against pro-russian forces in eastern ukraine. the target is an insurgent stronghold about 100 miles west of russian. fighting is ongoing around several points around the city. they've seized government buildings in and around a dozen cities. the government says at least one helicopter was shot down. one pilot was captured. the other was killed. ukrainian government says surface-to-air missiles were used. counteri ining russia claims th upri
day." we just heard from malaysia's transport minister who is insist that officials have nothing to hide there. that comes on the heels of the report released by malaysia which shows i guess what we can describe as mass confusion after flight 370 disappeared. let's take a closer look at the report and the investigation with dade soucie, author of "why planes crash," former faa inspector, and major james "spider" marks. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, kate. >> good morning, kate. >> two of the numbers that stick out from the report, david, 17 minutes after -- it was 17 minutes after the plane had disappeared before anyone seemed to have noticed, according to this report. and then four hours before any search effort was initiated. that seems like, to be nice and to be kind, that seems like mistakes were made. but that seems like a whole lot of mistakes that were not corrected in time. >> let's talk about 17 minutes first. that's at the transition period. when you're going from one control area to the next control area. 17 minutes while it is a little bit extensive, it
their controversial report on what happened to missing malaysia airlines flight 370, explaining what comes next in the search for the vanished jetliner. and this morning, promising to answer questions about the report. family members of those on board say it raises more questions than it answers. we have live, team coverage, coming up. >>> breaking news this morning. pro-russian protesters and ukrainian troops battling it out in the streets as the fight over eastern ukraine intensifies, this as president obama prepares for a high-stakes meeting on how involved the west should get. we're live on the ground with the very latest. >>> and then, while you were sleeping, what an intense, edge-of-your-seat playoff game. the los angeles clippers in a nail-biter, taking place as nba owners decide what to do about banned clippers owner donald sterling. there's new drama in that, drama in the game, a lot of drama ahead. good morning, everyone. welcome to drama friday. i'm john berman. >> and i'm drama-free christine romans. at least, that's not what john thinks. it's friday, may 2nd, 4:00 a.m. in the east
from malaysia, australia and france promised people a short while ago. it's being broadcast from kuala lumpur. cnn has lurnd malaysian, australian and chinese officials will meet to discuss the next steps of the search. cnn's will riply joins us from kuala lumpur. will, if we look at the overall situation we know we're not looking for debris on the surface. they're no longer holding daily briefings for the relatives of passengers. what else did they say at this press conference that gives us a sense of what will happen next? >> reporter: what we saw today is really what we've been expecting to see. the search now transitioning into this new phase. that's what this tri lateral meeting on monday is all about. it's about china, malaysia and australia getting together and taking a look at what resources are available and coming up with a game plan, a blue print for how the search will continue in the 8 to 12 months to come. this is estimated to be a very costly move. $60 million. we know that private contractors with technology beyond the blue fin 21 will likely be brought in, something th
report from the malaysia government on the disappearance of flight 370 is now public. it not only raises a lot of new questions the report is a window among air traffic controllers. it shows that precious time was lost after this final verbal communication between the control tower and the cockpit. >> malaysian 370, ho chi minh, good night. >> good night, 370. >> that is malaysian air traffic control telling 370 to check in with vietnamese air traffic control. but that never happened. the report shows that as controllers realized communication was lost there was a four-hour gap until an official search for flight 370 was launched. let's take a look at the timeline. and we'll highlight some of the newest information. the plane departed from kuala lumpur at 12:41 a.m. we already knew that the plane's on-board system, acars sent its last communication. at 1:19 a.m., the last verbal communication from the cockpit is made as we just heard. at 1:24, the last communication was heard. 19 seconds later, flight 370 disappeared. and thailand spots an unknown aircraft apparently flying from the oppo
dynasty would win. >>> and malaysia airlines releases its report on flight 370's disappearance. does it end with questions about the confidence of the response? well, far from it. >>> welcome to "the lead," coming to you live from the prairie chapel ranch in crawford, texas, better known as the home away from home for our 43rd president, george w. bush. i sat down with the former president here at what was once referred to as the western white house during his time in office. we had a wide-ranging conversation from everything from wounded warriors to his brother's jeb, to become the third president bush, to whether vladimir putin changed. mr. bush even weighed in on the racial controversy in the nba. our nation's veterans, as i said, they are the reason we are here today. it was right here at this ranch in the texas wild that mr. bush grappled so often with some of the toughest decisions of his presidency, decisions that would put american service men and women in harm's way. in the name of national security. we can debate the merits of those wars and we have on this show. we will ag
. the jet vanished nearly two months ago. this morning malaysia airlines told the families of those aboard the missing boeing 777 to go home. many had stayed at hotels in malaysia desperate for news. >>> nba owners will hold their first official meeting today since donald sterling was banned from the league after racist comments. a third of the owners serve on a committee. they're expected to help clear the way to force sterling to sell the los angeles clippers. carter evans is at staples center, home of the resurgent team. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. players are calling on team owners to move quickly to force sterling to sell the clippers. now nba commissioner adam silver needs 75% of team owners to vote to oust sterling. if that happens, the commissioner will take over the team and then sell it. some big names are already lining up to bid on the clippers. oprah winfrey tells us she and david geffen may partner with oracle ceo ellison. floyd mayweather jr. and oscar at the la jolla and magic johnson is dropping hints he too, may be intereste
to punishment. >> >> imposing a tax on goods and services in malaysia prompted protest, saying poor people can't afford it. >> labor-day pro tests in malaysia don't usually draw huge crowds, but this year is different. tens of thousands of people are here. this anger gets the government's plan to get a goods and services tax imposed in april. the timing anger many. electricity tariffs of increased several months ago, while the removal of subsidies added to the rising cost of living. the government said the tax is necessary. >> the malaysian government first floated the idea several years ago. recently, the bill was passed in parliament. this man and his wife reason small food store and find it hard to raise a profit. he thinks he will be worse off. >> just take rice. it may be exempt, but before it's packed and sold as rice within it's got to be planted. farmers need fertilizer, which may be taxed. who's to say prices won't go up? >> the government offered cash handouts and tax relief to the poor and middle income groups, who will be hardest hit. that's not been enough to keep them from marchi
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passed all the information can malaysia airlines and the malaysian and chinese embassies in australia in march the thirty first and to the dccc people book the australian research team said he was relying on information from satellites and other data to determine the missing application of the location in the euro the report was not within the search. in britain the deadline for the licensing of her peers chinese medicines has passed with no agreement between chinese doctors and the british government britain's association of chinese medicine says the new rules will force hundreds of chinese clinics to close which of the stick as well the shelling of producing traditional chinese medicine is a frightening and age in history from today. it will be illegal in britain for chinese doctors to prescribe these preparations. the next test it out and do licensed han yu has been a doctor and traditional chinese medicine for thirty years and not japan korea in britain. she says the active compared to make it impossible to tackle all chinese medicines do the same way as the western counterparts l
? >> in a word, the indications are drought. in malaysia, the world's is top producers of palm oil receive less than two inches of rain in the first three months of the year in some areas. that is the driest spell for the area since 1997. the dry conditions actually stressed palm fruit, which are crushed to make palm oil. some meteorologist project el niÑo may occur as early as july, parsed even more farms in australia, further reducing the palm oil supplies. qwest the dreaded el niÑo strike forhat could this mean prices and palm oil? >> concerns about tighter supplies and cost rising demand sent palm oil futures to an 18 month high in march. increasing costs for top importers, india and china. all models survey by the australia bureau of meteorology indicates el niÑo is likely this year. he outlook is not good. goldman sachs listed palm oil among the most vulnerable crops should an el niÑo event occur. >> if prices for palm oil do stay high, i assume some companies hedge for this kind of thing. what kind of impact could they have on the bottom line? >> it will be an impact, it sounds like,
for the missing malaysia airlines jetliner is dismissing a claim by a resource survey company that it's found possible plane wreckage in the northern bay of bengal. the multi-country search for the plane has been focusing on the southern indian ocean, well south of the bay of bengal. just yesterday, the international air effort to find the plane was called off. however.some ships will stay on the indian ocean to gather any debris that might surface. after seven weeks of an intense but fruitless search, the international air effort to find malaysia airlines flight 370 is over. however.some ships will stay on the indian ocean to gather any debris that might most of the air crews will leave the royal australian air force base pearce, near perth, over the next few days. on monday, australia's prime minister said most of the debris is probably waterlogged and has likely sunk. the senate is expected to reject president obama's increase in the federal minimum wage today. the bill would gradually boost the now seven-dollars- and-25-cent minimum to ten- dollars-and -ten-cents over 30 months. but repub
. >> and relevant. >> absolutely. >> go clips. >>> let's get back to the big story on the malaysia flight 370. australian company is now standing by its research, says it -- saying that it may have found malaysia flight 370 in the bay of bengal. very different area from where the search is currently located. the findings from georesonance has drawn plenty of attention and skepticism with the main search focussed thousands of miles away. why is the company confident it found plane wreckage that could be the doomed plane? our correspondent went inside the firm to get better answers. anna? >> kate, we spent several hours with a couple of directors from georesonance and they are confident they found the wreckage of the plane in the bay of bengal. it's important to stress they are not saying that this is for sure mh370. but what they are saying is that they have evidence, they have proof that they have sent to malaysian airlines and to the governments of malay sharks china, and australia. they've given them coordinates and all they are asking is that authorities go there with with their navy, with
we believe it is. you malaysia, you australia, go find it for yourself. i think it puts investigators in a difficult position. the malaysians want to take it seriously and look into it. the australians saying, we believe we are on the right track here in the southern indian ocean. everything, the data and pings lead us to this location here and they will continue searching in the southern indian ocean. >> miguel marquez live for us in perth, australia. >>> breaking overnight, an inmate execution in oklahoma goes terribly wrong. a prisoner left gasping for air. what happened and what authorities are going to do about it now. >>> a terrifying shooting near atlanta. a fedex employee opens fire. six shot, several in the hospital this morning. what we are learned new about this overnight. man: definitely more murdery than the reviews said. captain obvious: this is a creepy room. man: oh hey, captain obvious. captain obvious: you should have used hotels.com. their genuine guest reviews are written by guests who have genuinely stayed there. instead of people who lie on the internet. son: loo
time families of the people onboard malaysia airline flight 370 listened to the laughs -- last conversation between the pilots and the air traffic controllers. officials played the audio recording during a news condition friday today. relatives demanded to hear it for themselves. aviation experts say itit sounds like normal radio chatter. >> he then replated malaysian 370. that was the last time we heard from the plane as far as we know. now more than seven weeks after the jet went missing, folks at an australian survey company say they think they found debris in the northern bay of bengal. that's more than 3,000 miles away from the current search area off the coast of perth, australia. malaysian officials say they're investigating whether the claim is credible. we have no idea. military officials called off the aerial search yesterday because the chance of finding wreckage is highly unlikely. trace gallagher is following new developments. tell us about this supposed evidence. >> instead of focusing on the current search area this company is focusing on the last known place tha
is in the zone they're searching. australian searchers dismiss this information right now. in malaysia they are more open to it. it's interesting to think about the way they search. they look for aluminum first. they found a lot of other metals that you find at boeing 777 in this area. 3,100 miles north of the zone being searched right now. >> another big development in this story today. the families of passengers for the first time are hearing the final words from the cockpit, the recordings of conversations they had with a control tower. what do you know about that? >> reporter: this is something they've been asking for for weeks now. they wanted to hear it for themselves. the voices that we have been talking about since covering this story in the initial days. so, listen, this is what they were played today. good night malaysian 370. this is the first time they got to hear it. it's the transparency the families have been speaking out, guys. >> all right. the families hearing the recordings, last known conversation between air traffic control and the cockpit. really interesting for t
for the families. >> i'm here to represent hundreds of family members from malaysia 370. >> as the families confront the planemaker. >> they don't want your sympathy. what they want is answers to their questions. >> you're live in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. right now 75 million americans find themselves in the path of a storm system that is both sprawling and deadly. >> oh, jesus. there's cars that have been tossed. >> the violent weather first erupted yesterday killing at least 29 people in six states. weather experts had warned of the growing threat for days, but the ferocity erupted with shocking speed. this alabama fire station torn apart as the rig sat parked. and a meteorologist in tupelo, mississippi, pleaded with viewers to take cover until the approaching threat forced him to follow his own advice. >> this is a tornado ripping through the city of tupelo as we speak. and -- this could be -- deadly. let's go tower cam. basement, now. let's go. let's go. now. >> frightening situation. cnn ha
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in two months is malaysia airlines flight and each priest of the dice with two hundred thirty nine people onboard a march eight. australian prime minister tony abbott has said the hunt for the missing flight has entered a new face he said the search operation would now focus on an increased area under water what we are doing. he is looking to intensify underwater search involving different technology. in particular using specialized sites get insider equipment tucked behind ships to scan the sleep is for evidence of a corrupt breakage. we are very grateful for the contribution that we've had from china and from other countries as well and i'm the chinese people's liberation army air force and the ships of. the charlie's ninety and other maritime licensees that they now vital and valuable partners and every step of the water and abbott said the new face of the search may take six to eight months of weather conditions permit private equipment to scan the seed that is expected to be deployed within weeks and see the trend of anti wind will continue on its underwater mission. in addition an a
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for missing malaysia airlines flight 370. the air search officially ending overnight. we're live in perth, australia, with what's coming next. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman. great to see you. it is tuesday, april 29th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> and we do begin with important breaking news, another night of dangerous storms moving through the south, leaving at least 13 more people dead, so many homes damaged, and towns simply devastated. the worst, it's not over yet. even more severe weather could be headed that way today from texas all the way to the atlantic ocean. >> mississippi is under a state of emergency this morning. the city of tupelo under curfew after this tornado ripped through at least 100 homes, leaving at least eight people dead, many others hurt. take a look at this. the winds so powerful, the winds picked up this suv -- >> wow. >> -- stacked it on top of a car. about 100 miles south in lewisville, mississippi, another tornado was caught on camera. you've got to listen to this. >> stay here. oh, my god. no, no, no, no,
for missing malaysia airlines flight 370, this as investigators reveal new information to families of those on board, playing for them the last audio recordings received from the cockpit of the vanished jetliner. you are going to hear it here. we are bringing you live team coverage. good morning, everyone. great to see you. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. nice to see you, john. it's tuesday, april 29th, 4:00 a.m. in the east. >>> let's begin with breaking news, another night of dangerous storms moving through the south, leaving at least 13 people more dead, many homes damaged and towns this morning devastated. this thing is not over, not over yet. even more severe weather could happen again today from texas all the way to the atlantic. >> the entire state of mississippi is under a state of emergency this morning. in the city of tupelo, under a curfew after a tornado ripped through at least 100 homes, leaving eight people dead, many others hurt. but i want you to look at this. the winds so powerful, they just picked up that minivan-suv, and stacked it on t
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a big change in the search for missing malaysia jan airlines flight 370. >>> i'm don lemon with breaking weather news to tell you about. a confirmed tornado in alabama at this hour. the twister is near shelton state community college about seven miles south of tuscaloosa and heading northeast at 35 miles an hour. jennifer gray has more. >> this is a dangerous storm. it came very close to the university of alabama, went right over cottondale. we have reports of damage there. it is following this line along i-20. a very dangerous storm. this is tuscaloosa county. you need to be on the look out for this. we have another very dangerous storm right outside of birmingham. just to the north and east of this particular storm we have another one. it is on its heels. it is going to cross over 635. the sirens have been going off in birmingham over the last hour or so. a very dangerous situation there. we have possibly two, maybe three confirmed tornados on the ground between tuscaloosa and just to the north of birmingham. this is also an area we need to watch closely around gardendale. we have repo
more tonight, of course, on your late local news. >>> other news, the search for the missing malaysia airlines 777 could be a long face. underwater as the air cop ration, the part of this that was looking for wreckage on the surface of the water now comes to an end over seven weeks after the aircraft disappeared. nbc's katy tur remains at search headquarters in perth, australia, good evening. >> reporter: it's not the news they wanted to come out of here announcing another phase of the investigation. they are suspending the aerial search and widening out the underwater search since the current location offered no clues. in addition to bluefin 21, they will seek help from commercial specialized contractors with sophisticated technology, like the u.s. navy orion which is a towed submersible that can go deeper and send back data realtime. the new search zone is ten of thousands of square miles, roughly the size of indiana. they say it will take eight months to search if all goes well and cost upwards of $50 million. meanwhile, families just as frustrated as ever and once again, they are
for that missing malaysia airlines plane flight 370. australia's prime minister says the undersea search is expanding. it may take longer for results. off perth, australia, looking for missing debris. all 239 people on board are now presumed to be dead. there is new video that has been released by yea's coast guard that -- south korea's coast guard. captain is first to become rescued. all the captain and his crew have now been picked up by authorities. apologizing for the way the recovery is handled. 187 victims with 180 still said to be missing. >>> meanwhile prosecutors of south korea raiding the coast guard as part of their mission to learn how rescuers responded when they first learned the ferry was going under. prosecutors say they are seeking the records from the emergency call center that received calls from passengers that the the ship was sinking. >>> in colombia, workers are heading for strike. the second walkout in as many years. the lack of government subsidies and rising costs are hurting their businesses. alexander guapa reports. >> growing potatoes, that is changing. >> i
forecast for this afternoon. >>> also right now, the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370 entering a new stage. it involve, a huge expansion of the search area. that could take 6 to 8 months to complete. >>> right now, outrage is intensifying over the racist comments alley made allegedly the own of the clippers. the question now, what should the nba do, what can the nba do? >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. we begin with powerful tornadoes ripping through the central and southern united states. at least 16 people are dead and 100 or more have been treated at hospitals. residents were warned about these tornadoes, but they were still stunned by the intensity. listen to what one witness found off a highway in vilonia, arkansas. >> what did you see as you guys were some of the first on the scene after the destruction hit. >> well, it was a crazy scene when we pulled up. we knew there would be damage. because we did see the tornado on the ground. we knew it would cross the freeway. but we weren't really prepared for the scene we were about to roll up to.
and continue to talk about the storm threat. >>> meantime, we have new developments in the search for malaysia air flight 370. officials are announcing a new phase in the operation as they decide to end the aerial search for the debray. debris. nbc's katy tur is in perth, australia, again. katy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. certainly not the news update they wanted to have out of here today, announcing that they are suspending the aerial search and entering yet another new phase of the underwater search. meanwhile, bluefin-21 is still doing its dives. it's on number 16 right now. but things are not looking good. on day 52 without a single piece of wreckage, australian officials were forced to admit their "most promising lead" may not deliver. >> we're still baffled and disappointed that we haven't been able to find undersea wreckage. >> reporter: overnight, australian officials outlined a new phase that includes hiring private contractors with side broader area. the time span, six to eight months. the cost, $60 million. as for families, still questions without answers.
of the joint agency cooperation santa and elf that the search for the missing malaysia airlines jet will be expanded to include the massive swath of the ocean floor then they take up to eight months to research. we are losing strong the current size. two i fridays which is focused on searching the irish and four about a much larger area. if everything goes so perfectly i was trying to be doing well if we do it nine months but then you have issues potential issues was whether the potential issues with the palms the usability of the equipment. witness what's happened with that blue thing and then a number of teething problems with it we still baffled and disappointed that we haven't been idle to find on to say break each time. by so nice to take sianz and this is one of the races while we are continuing to deploy the blues in twenty one sub noticeable. it's a time as ambassador to australia mind how she held a joint press conference with angus houston st artists such as have found no traces of the missing aircraft boss he vowed to continue searching as each but expressed confidence th
the hopes we had have been dashed. the australian brim minister said he was baffled. the malaysia prime minister says they have made no progress since march 28. the whole last month have been a waste of time. >> to be fair, the pings could have come from the plane. >> no, they couldn't have. they took the location of the best ping, searched the area around it within detection radius and it wasn't there. that means whatever caused that ping was not mh370. you recall there was reason we suspected that to begin with, the frequency was wrong. so this is a very important data point. this is why we're hearing this kind of disappointment from the australian and malaysian prime minister. now we have this huge area, why? we don't have any good idea where this thing is. >> they're telling us the entire probable impact zone. what does that mean to you? 23,000 square feet? >> when we've come to a dead-end, this thread of the investigation has reached a dead-end, what do you do when you've got nothing else to do? just kind of cast a huge net. look at this, 150 times larger. this is a huge area to se
, but also, obviously, from malaysia. there is, you know, enormous amount of questions that remain unanswered, and this is the problem going forward. i mean, the fact that it's now 52 days since mh-370 went down or disappeared, you know, a scheduled flight from kuala lumpur to beijing has just vanished, and still nothing, still no debris, still no sign of, you know, of any remains. so, yeah, definitely a frustrating process, poppy. >> all right, appreciate the report this morning. thank you. >>> nearly nine minutes after the hour right now. another big story we're following this morning, universal condemnation for racist comments being attributed to los angeles clippers owner donald sterling. now, these remarks have triggered an investigation by the nba. the audio recordings were released by tmz sports and deadspin. they appear to catch an offensive, racist, rambling rant from sterling, who was arguing with a girlfriend, not his wife, his girlfriend, over her association with african americans. this comes with the clippers, his team, in the middle of a playoff series. and on sunday, the playe
of the day wrarn, brunei, malaysia and vietnam. we have more from manila. >> reporter: this agreement would many an increased perhaps of u.s. soldiers, the fortification and upgrading of u.s. military facilities also in the we were philippines, particularly the area facing the south china sea. washington said, though, that this does not mean the return of the u.s. bases. they were taken off and forced out of the philippines in the 1990s. in reality the u.s. soldiers never left. there's more than 600 of them supposedly involved in counterterror. >> operations, particularly in the southern philippines, now the president added - president aquino said this agreement is not just military, but improving and bolstering people to people ties. a lot of skeptics are wondering whether an increased military presence in the region particularly in the philippines means that the philippines is a bigger fa bigg presence. >>> talks due in ethiopia between sued job and south sudan. fighting broke out in december between pro-government forces loyal to the president and those loyal to the former vice president
the course of my trip, japan, south korea, malaysia and now the philippines, their message has been the same everywhere i go, which is they would like to resolve these issues peacefully and diplomatically. >> u.s. president barack obama there talking about fresh sanctions against russia. let's come back to our top story here and get the perspective from alstom and how the french are dealing with this competing offer from siemens with one on the table from ge. stephane, isn't this nearly a change of bedmates? >> reporter: france is not that close to international investors. recently we had a deal, last week between the publicist and a almacon, we will discuss that next with our guest here, thank you very much for being with us. do you have the feeling that the government is two dimensional? >> i don't think so. i think france is believing in free markets. we are a country that is open to international investors. france is a great place to invest, so, no, i don't think the government is. they are vocal, which is quite normal. we are in france, so you have to play by the ruling. >> reporter: le
. appreciate the report, anna, thank you. >>> so, the president, a day after visiting malaysia and promising to support the search for flight 370, president obama today is in the philippines where he just held a news conference with the leader there. the news conference, they were announcing new troop support from the united states to the philippines, new troop deployments there, but really, the big news came on the issue of ukraine. the president announcing that later today, within a few hours, the united states will announce new sanctions against russia and vladimir putin. and in this news conference, which just concluded a few minutes ago, used really defensive language, the likes of which i have not heard before, in talking about u.s. policy toward russia when it comes to ukraine. let's bring in michelle kosinski, our white house correspondent traveling with the president. michelle, the president really firing back at critics this morning. >> reporter: yeah, and we have heard that from the administration a bit before. i mean, saying that what are we supposed to do, go in there guns blazi
a contested territory. parts of it are claimed by at the end of the dayian, malaysia and vietnam. we are talking through the significance of the military deal signed between obama and the philippines. >> reporter: well it means a lot for the philippines, particularly at the time when this territorial dispute at the south china sea and the philippines and china is increasing. this means an increased presence of u.s. soldiers, the fortification of - and the upgrading of u.s. military facilities also in the western philippines, particularly the area facing the south china sea. washington said that this does not mean the return of the u.s. bases. they were taken off and forced out of the philippines in the 1990s. in reality the u.s. soldiers never left. now, there's more than 600 of them supposedly involved in counterterrorism operations - particularly in the southern philippines. the president added - president aquino said that this agreement is not just the military won, but improving and bolstering people and people ties, particularly during a humanitarian situation as evidence. by th
for australia alone. not taking the cost being borne by malaysia, china, or the other countries that have been searching for the last month or so. australia has of course been, you know, leading these operations the last 41 days. it's now more than seven weeks. 52 days ago that mh370 disappeared on that scheduled flight from k.l. to beijing with 239 people on board. tony abbott said it was with regret that they haven't been able to find anything in their search of the last few weeks using the bluefin-21, that submersible which has been operating within a 400 square-kilometer area. he believes that there will now be no debris found on the surface, that if there was any debris it would have sunk by now, it would have been waterlogged and sunk. so this is now moving into the next phase. it's going to be underwater. as you say, covering now an extended area of some 60,000 kilometers. and you know, according to the prime minister and according to air chief marshal angus houston, he said that this at a minimum could take six to eight months to cover this area. so it certainly is going to be a protra
, parts claimed by taiwan, brunei, malaysia and vietnam. we are joined from manila. what difference on the ground, or on - at sea, i should say, really, will this make to the balance of milt - military balance in the south china sea. >> well if it means anything, it means the fortification of defense forces in the western philippines, in the area of the islands. the agreement as clarified, washington will return - the rush of the u.s. base, and increased soldiers rotating around asia. the activists, those against these visits of president obama, those who are opposing what they call u.s. imperialism says the question is sovereignty really. the u.s. bases may have left officially in the '90s, but there is a number of soldiers stationed here. the philippine military admits more than 600 are stationed across the country. not sure what it is, but they help out encounter-terrorism operations, particularly in the southern philippines. the question of sovereignty, during the judicial process, if you remember, a few years ago, five soldiers were convicted of rape after raping a filipino in
is continuing its gains. as the demand. malaysia getting under way. president obama leaving and flies to manila later on this afternoon. so we'll continue to watch that closely. i mention it had safe haven trade let's quickly chick in on some things we're watching. there we go. gold above 1300 back about 1300 n ounce yet again. anaheim ex crude here. just a tad below 100. u.s. dollar, don't let it fool you when it's green that means the yen is stronger. so that's what the happening. a lot of macro concerns over the tensions in ukraine. >> thanks. let's take a look at toyota now because it's set to move its u.s. headquarters from california to somewhere near dallas. >> all about costs. so if you take a look, attorneys -- torns california known as second to detroit as the u.s. auto manufacturing hub. many of the companies honda, hundred ay, kia, have operations in california. they don't have operations in texas. so it is an unusual move. there are 5300 employees that work in the torns, california office. the relocation is set to happen outside of dallas. retention will be an issue. >> they had th
. greg postal. president obama's in malaysia right now arimrriving in kuala lumpur today. it is his third stop in asia. with another good day to you after this morning. talk about what's on the president's agenda in malaysia and what about the missing plane flight 370, is that going to be a topic of discussion? >> i anticipate it will be a topic of discussion when president obama sits down for a bilateral meeting with the prime minister of malaysia. there's also going to be a joint news conference tomorrow. i wouldn't be surprised if president obama got a question about that or if he offered some comments at the top of that news conference. we'll have to see. of course, this trip overall is a part of the obama administration's attempt to pivot to the asia pacific region. the key topic, when president obama talks to the prime minister will include trade, defense, of course malaysia is one of a dozen countries, that's a member of the transpacific partnership. there have been negotiations about broadening trade deals between asia countries and the united states. of course president obama tri
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